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Juge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed into the Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed Oct. 26. 2020 by 52 votes to 48 in the Senate. 
October 27, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed Oct. 26. 2020 by 52 votes to 48 in the Senate. 

Streetcar set to expand south to UMKC, along Riverfront area

A streetcar stopped at Union station at sunset Sept 26. The highest percentage of passengers that board the streetcar is from the Union Station stop. photo by Caroline Hinkebein
Kansas City’s streetcar will add an eight mile extension set to start construction in 2022 and be ready to open by 2025.
October 27, 2020
The Riverfront extension will be relatively small, only 0.55 miles. Comparatively, the Main St. extension will expand the streetcar’s reach by quite a bit, adding 3.6 miles to the current 2 mile route. Both extensions plan to start construction in early 2022, at the latest, with the Riverfront extension opening in 2024 and the Main St. extension fully operating in 2025.

Trial and Error: COVID Precautions

Junior Iris Kline utilizes a hand washing station in the quad Sept. 1. Students are encouraged to frequently sanitize and wash their hands in order to stay as clean as possible. photo by Katie Massman
September 16, 2020

St. Teresa’s Academy is back to school in-person, and with this comes some changes in the day-to-day schedule due to COVID-19. STA students have a brand new system to abide by when walking to class,...

COVID-19 changes structure of AP tests

COVID-19 changes structure of AP tests
The College Board has announced many changes to the Advanced Placement tests, affecting students and teachers alike.
April 22, 2020
Advanced Placement tests will have many changes this year, causing some students to worry about how these new tests will go.

Getting to know the 2020 candidates

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore through Wikimedia
The following are briefs about the presidential candidate frontrunners.
March 6, 2020
A guide to who’s running for the 2020 presidential nominations.

Students attend winter sports pep rally

Spirit Club members dance during the pep rally Feb. 19. The pep rally featured a video and dance from Spirit Club, as well as a performance from the dance team. photo by Carmon Baker
The pep rally was held Feb. 19 in the gym and featured dance performances from the spirit club and dance team.
February 22, 2020
The pep rally was held Feb. 19 in the gym and featured dance performances from Spirit Club and the dance team.

New staff 2020-2021

February 21, 2020

A massive congratulations to the students listed below who will join the Dart, Dart News Online and Teresian publications staffs during the next academic year. The Dart New Staff Members:  Class...

Technology upgraded: STA implements new computers

Students transitioned from Microsoft Surface Pros to the new Dell computers during January and February of 2020. graphic by Lilly Frisch.
In January and February of this year, all STA students will receive a Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 computer to replace their Surface Pros.
February 7, 2020
All STA students will be receiving new laptops in January and February.

Hispanic Honor Society celebrates el Entierro de la Sardina

Senior Ava Lee watches a video about el Entierro de la Sardina. The Hispanic Honor Society watched two informational clips during their meeting. photo by Mary Massman
The Spanish tradition includes burying a sardine figurine or statue.
January 28, 2020
The Hispanic Honor Society learned about a Spanish tradition, "el Entierro de la Sardina."

Students attend March for Life

Students attend the annual March for Life Jan. 23. photo courtesy of Andrea Arredondo
A group of students traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual march.
January 27, 2020
Director of campus ministry Andrea Arredondo traveled with the group to Washington, D.C.

Zero Fare becomes a reality for Kansas City

City Council passed a resolution for a funding request in the next fiscal year budget to make fixed route public transportation fare free within Kansas City MO. Dec. 5. Kansas City will be one of 27 cities in the nation to have free bus fare.
December 12, 2019
Kansas City will be one of 27 cities in the nation to have free bus fare.

Change in interim week offer unique opportunities

Graphic by Claudia Benge.
Interim week returns to STA for the second year, but with new changes, such as students proctoring classes.
December 2, 2019
STA will host a second interim week with new classes.
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